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NOVEMBER 21

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United Nations: World Television Day
(Observed in commemoration of the first UN World Television Forum: 11/21/1996)
United Nations Television UNESCO
Performing Artists
1933 Coleman Hawkins (Missouri-born African-American Jazz Saxophonist) Coleman Hawkins Jazz Famous African Americans
1938 Marlo Thomas (Michigan-born Actress: Daughter of Danny Thomas) Marlo Thomas Actors Television
1940 Dr. John (New Orleans-born Jazz Musician) Dr. John Jazz
1945 Goldie Hawn (Washington, D.C.-born Actress) Goldie Hawn Actors Television Film
1952 Lorna Luft (California-born Actress: Daughter of Judy Garland) California Performing Artists Actors Internet Movie Database
1965 Björk (Icelandic Popular Singer) Iceland Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1916 Sid Luckman (new York City-born Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) New York City Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame
1920 Stan Musial (Pennsylvania-born Member of the Baseball Hal of Fame) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1944 Earl Monroe (Pennsylvania-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
1966 Troy Aikman (California-born Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) California Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame
1969 Ken Griffey, Jr. (Ohio-born African-American Professional Baseball Player) Ohio Sports Figures Baseball African American Sports Figures
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1877 Thomas Edison Announces His Invention of the Phonograph Thomas Edison The Phonograph Inventors & Inventions History Channel
1900 Baseball's American League to Expand East and Compete with the National League Baseball Major League Baseball New York Times
1942 Tweety Bird Debuts in "Tale of Two Kitties" Cartoons & Comics Internet Movie Database
1980 Over 80 Million Viewers Tune In to Dallas to See Who Shot JR? Television New York Times

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